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How The Warriors Can Help Our Weight Loss

Sad and dissapointing. There aren’t too many other ways to describe the end of the Warriors season last night. Now I won’t pretend to be a huge Warriors fan. I am from Philadelphia, though, and I can write a loooooooong book on heartbreaking sports moments so I know just how Warriors fans feel right now.

One of the reasons I love sports is that they can teach us about life. They teach us that at the end of the day all the excuses don’t matter. It’s about putting the ball in the basket. Did you do it or not? That’s it. How can this apply to weight loss? Well, that’s simple. You can make all the excuses in the world but did you do the things you were supposed to do to lose weight? Yes or no?

Take all of the emotion out of it and you know the answer.

Starting today the Warriors are putting together a plan for next season. They have the draft next week, free agents to be signed or let go, contracts to be redone, etc. Now, emotional as they may be at the moment they’re a smart organization and they understand that if they let emotion enter into these decisions they might not make the best choices for the team as a whole.

Let’s apply that to your nutrition. Let’s say you didn’t get the results you were hoping for. You have two ways you can approach your next steps:

  1. Darn it! This is so hard! I’m never going to get this weight loss thing right. I just can’t do it! It’s too hard for me. Every time we have those office birthday parties I can’t keep from eating the cake and I can’t stop having a glass of wine every night after a tough day. What a failure I am at this!

  2. Wow. These results are just not what I’m looking for. Looking at what I did last week the birthday cake and the wine every night are probably not great choices. How can I change what I’m doing there? Well, I know when the office parties are coming so if I have a bigger salad and fill up on fruits and veggies for lunch the cake won’t be so tempting. I can also limit my wine to once a week. That seems like something I can do to help my weight loss.

Which one of these approaches do you think is more helpful?

I also created a fat loss flowchart for you to refer to in case you get overly emotional about these things.

I know one thing for sure. If you approach this whole process with a positive and matter-of-fact mindset you’ll have a much better chance of success.

Let me know what you think.

Mitch Rothbardt, CPT, PN Level 2 Lean Eating Coach, FMS 2861 Grove Way in Castro Valley 510-754-7113

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